SRAM Rival goes 12-speed wireless with eTap AXS

Press Release: Meet Rival eTAP AXS


Experience a better bike ride. SRAM Rival eTap AXS features the technology modern riders demand—intuitive wireless shifting, innovative gearing, integrated power measurement, AXS connectivity, and refined hydraulic disc brakes. It’s low on complexity, but rich with features.

 

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Rival eTap AXS HRD Shift-Brake System


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Wireless shifting and the best hydraulic disc braking anywhere, plus revolutionary eTap shift logic. What more could you want? While we could have stopped there, we went further and optimized the hood shape to fit hands of all sizes, for comfortable and controlled braking from any position. AXS technology means personalization is in your hands.
  • AXS enabled for easy personalization
  • Wireless electronic eTap shift logic for intuitive shifting, easy setup and reliability
  • Optimized hood shape fits a wider range of hand sizes
  • Textured shift paddles and hoods for control and comfort
  • Reach Adjust to personalize fit

Rival AXS Power Meter


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Power every ride. We’ve taken the reliability, elegance and features of Quarq’s legendary crank-based power meter and dropped the barrier to entry once again. This new power meter platform is entirely contained within the DUB spindle for clean integration that fits more bikes than ever.

  • An elegant integrated design
  • DUB-PWR spindle-based unit measures left side power to calculate total watts
  • Proven Quarq reliability and accuracy
  • Long battery life (400+ hours) to power a season of rides
  • User replaceable lithium AAA battery
  • DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity
  • Waterproof (IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
  • Lightweight (less than 40g heavier than standard crankset)
  • Wide chainline crankset option for bikes with up to 700x45c or 27.5x2.1” tire widths (43/30T chainrings only)

 

Rival Crankset


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Designed to handle whatever you can throw at it. Polished aluminum crankarms in a wide range of lengths and the DUB bottom bracket system mean the Rival crankset will keep spinning, no matter what. A tight and consistent 13-tooth gap between chainrings makes for accurate and dependable shifting.

  • X-Range gearing technology gives you more range and a smoother gear progression, so you’re always in the right gear
  • Crisp and accurate front shifts
  • DUB bottom bracket adds durability, simplicity and virtually universal frame compatibility
  • Available in 48/35T and 46/33T configurations

 

Rival 43/30T Wide Crankset


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The wider stance of the arms and chainrings provides clearance for extra wide tires, giving you the option to explore new, more challenging routes.

  • Wide chainline crankset for bikes with up to 700x45c or 27.5x2.1” tire widths (43/30T chainrings only)
  • DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity
  • Longer DUB crank spindle accommodates both Road and MTB width frame bottom bracket standards for unmatched cross-compatibility across brands
  • Requires wide front derailleur

Rival 1 Wide Crankset


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Elegant and secure direct-mount X-SYNC chainrings from the company that originated the 1x drivetrain for the ultimate in consistent chain control over the long haul.

  • Direct mount chainrings in 38T through 46T
  • DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity
  • Wide chainline crankset to fit the biggest gravel tires
  • Longer DUB crank spindle accommodates both Road and MTB width frame bottom bracket standards for unmatched cross-compatibility across brands
  • Compatible with 135, 142 and BOOST rear spacing

 

Rival eTap AXS Front Derailleur


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The precision and reliability of eTap AXS, now at a whole new level. The Rival eTap AXS front derailleur is optimized for X-Range chainrings and uses Yaw technology, so there’s no need for trim.

  • Wireless electronic eTap shift logic for intuitive shifting, easy setup and reliability
  • AXS enabled for easy personalization
  • Crisp and accurate front shifts
  • SRAM Yaw trimless cage technology optimized for use with 46/33T or 48/35TX-Range chainrings
  • Designed for standard chainline eTap AXS cranks

 

Rival eTap AXS Wide Front Derailleur


The Rival eTap AXS wide front derailleur is optimized for smaller X-Range chainrings on wide cranks and uses Yaw technology so there’s no need for trim. Its wider position on the bike also provides clearance for extra wide tires, so you can venture far beyond the beaten path.
  • Wireless electronic eTap shift logic for intuitive shifting, easy setup and reliability
  • For wide cranksets with 43/30T chainrings
  • Additional clearance for 700x45c and 27.5x2.1” tires
  • Crisp and accurate front shifts
  • AXS enabled for easy personalization

Rival eTap AXS Rear Derailleur


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On any surface you can imagine, in any drivetrain configuration, the Rival eTap AXS rear derailleur will handle it. Secure chain management and fast, precise shifting make for a smooth and quiet ride, every time.
  • Wireless electronic eTap shift logic for intuitive shifting, easy setup and reliability
  • Compatible with both 1x and 2x drivetrains
  • 36T cog max derailleur works with 10-28T, 10-30T, 10-33T, and 10-36T cassettes
  • SRAM AXS enabled, allowing easy personalization
  • Spring clutch keeps the drivetrain quiet and secure
  • X-SYNC pulleys for increased durability and efficiency

Rival XG-1250 Cassette


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Our premier X-Range gearing, which utilizes tight jumps between chainrings and a 12-speed, wide range, 10-tooth start cassette, is now available for Rival. This includes new cassettes that feature smooth, precise shifting in ranges that cover road, gravel and everything in between. X-Range gearing gives you more range and a smoother gear progression, so you’re always in the right gear.

  • Nickel chrome plating
  • FULL PIN construction for durability and light weight
  • Designed to work with an XDR driver body
  • Available in 10-30T and 10-36T configurations

Rival Chain


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The Flattop technology of the SRAM Rival chain creates a lighter, quieter, stronger chain that’s compatible with 12-speed 1x and 2x eTap AXS drivetrains. Ride far, long and fast—this chain can go the distance.

  • Flattop technology allows for a narrower chain with quieter operation and increased strength and durability
  • Use for both 1x and 2x eTap AXS
  • Includes Flattop PowerLock

Rival AXS Power Meter Upgrade


Power every ride. We’ve taken the reliability, elegance and features of Quarq’s legendary crank-based power meter and dropped the barrier to entry once again. This new power meter platform is entirely contained within the DUB spindle for clean integration that fits more bikes than ever. It’s invisible technology that adds minimal weight and will help you get to the finish line faster, and can be used to upgrade any eTap AXS bike to power.
  • An elegant integrated design
  • DUB-PWR spindle-based unit measures left side power to calculate total watts
  • Proven Quarq reliability and accuracy
  • Long battery life (400+ hours) to power a season of rides
  • User replaceable lithium AAA battery
  • DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity
  • Waterproof (IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
  • Lightweight (less than 40g heavier than standard crankset)
  • Simple and affordable power meter upgrade option
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26 Comments

Johnny Vee, Apr 16 2021 10:57

https://www.cyclingn...p-axs-groupset/

This is awesome news. This will bring wireless e-shifting to alot more people.

Just a quick recap for those that do not know. Sram's tier system goes like this:
Sram Red - very light, very expensive
Sram Force - little bit heavier than Red, little bit less expensive
Sram Rival - heavier than Force, less expensive than Force

You could compare Sram Rival to Shimano 105 but remember that this new Rival axs etap is 12 speed with that amazing 10tooth small cog on cassette. This means you can run smaller chainrings on the crank.

Here's a nice review from the GCN guys.

Dexter-morgan, Apr 16 2021 11:25

with this being the third tier groupset, I wonder if Shimano will ever release Di2 in the 105 Groupset?

PhilipV, Apr 16 2021 11:34

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Thomo, Apr 16 2021 11:49

with this being the third tier groupset, I wonder if Shimano will ever release Di2 in the 105 Groupset?


Seems like the logical next step ...
Dura Ace wireless 12/13 speed with current Di2 filtering to 105. :D
That said, while these lower tier options are cheaper, they are slowly moving further and further from the average man's budget.
We may soon be riding Tiagra again ...

Mongoose!, Apr 16 2021 12:19

below R15k ?  :ph34r:

splat, Apr 16 2021 02:39

Rival GX AXS Mullet gravel builds for the masses 

Jakkals., Apr 16 2021 02:46

Seems like the logical next step ...
Dura Ace wireless 12/13 speed with current Di2 filtering to 105. :D
That said, while these lower tier options are cheaper, they are slowly moving further and further from the average man's budget.
We may soon be riding Tiagra again ...

I was impressed with Tiagra 10spd, function and feel(its been two years and not a missed shift, even with the 9spd RD)...previously had 9spd tiagra from 2004.

DieselnDust, Apr 16 2021 04:00

That power meter is a nice step toward a more robust mtb power meter.

 

Loving the SRAM launches right now 

lechatnoir, Apr 16 2021 05:07

That power meter is a nice step toward a more robust mtb power meter.

 

Loving the SRAM launches right now 

 

Then have a look at DC Rainmaker's review. quite interesting

Wannabe, Apr 16 2021 05:12

Interesting. Wonder at what price point it will come in. 

DieselnDust, Apr 16 2021 06:08

Then have a look at DC Rainmaker's review. quite interesting

 

 

DC rainmaker or GP Lama?

shaper, Apr 16 2021 06:28

DC rainmaker or GP Lama?


https://www.dcrainma...-rides.html/amp

Thomo, Apr 18 2021 09:39

I was impressed with Tiagra 10spd, function and feel(its been two years and not a missed shift, even with the 9spd RD)...previously had 9spd tiagra from 2004.


Absolutely nothing wrong with Tiagra ... it's becoming the workhorse groupset that 105 used to be having picked up the trickle down tech.

BenGraham, Apr 21 2021 11:15

I ride a single speed mountain bike. Why am I watching this?!

BenGraham, Apr 21 2021 11:18

When are we getting wireless brakes?

Jbr, Apr 21 2021 11:34

When are we getting wireless brakes?

Gonna be fun when you run out of battery  :lol:

DieselnDust, Apr 21 2021 12:35

Gonna be fun when you run out of battery  :lol:

 

 

or when the BT signal is interrupted. Better pray you can beat the Benz LOL

Pure Savage, Apr 22 2021 11:14

So only 850g more than 105 and more expensive... OK

JA-Q001, Apr 22 2021 11:25

Well, 105 is 11spd, mechanical and old tech. You can still buy Rival22 for the same price as the current 105 and its lighter.

 

Lets see when (if ever) Shimano brings out 105 Di2, what it will cost and what its weight will be. Until then, you are not comparing on the same scale.

Mongoose!, Apr 22 2021 11:30

So only 850g more than 105 and more expensive... OK

 

85g or 850g ?     :eek:

Pure Savage, Apr 22 2021 11:36

Well, 105 is 11spd, mechanical and old tech. You can still buy Rival22 for the same price as the current 105 and its lighter.

 

Lets see when (if ever) Shimano brings out 105 Di2, what it will cost and what its weight will be. Until then, you are not comparing on the same scale.

Yeah, the Sram needs a weigh bridge, not a scale.

Pure Savage, Apr 22 2021 11:42

85g or 850g ?     :eek:

Closer to 900g. 

 

Thats vs a mechanical 105 disc groupset. 

 

The only advantage is the rival goes beep.

 

It changes gears and stops the bike, just adding 900g. Its a groupset, apples and apples. 

 

Not comparing it to a 105 groupset rim brake with a SI crank.

DieselnDust, Apr 22 2021 12:27

SRAM lists the groupset weight with the biggest range cassette

Shimano lists weights with lowest rnge cassette.

SRAM lists weight with batteries without cables and hoses

Shimano lists groupset weight without battery and w/o cables or hoses.

 

not quite apples with apples but generally teh SRAm road electronic group components are heavier. However one needs to consider what the weight difference is of working systems

Mongoose!, Apr 22 2021 01:09

Closer to 900g. 

 

 

 

Please tell me the rotor's weight is included with this extra kg?   :rolleyes:

JA-Q001, Apr 22 2021 01:46

So having done some research:

 

Shimano 105 R7020 (including all cables): 3129 gr

RRP at launch: $ 1130

 

SRAM Rival AXS (Including everything) :3206 gr

RRP at launch: $ 1639 incl Power meter

 

So an extra gear and electric shifting gives you 77 gr penalty.

 

Price can not be compared, because 105 R7020 is almost 4 years old. 

 

Edit: The Rival also includes the Power meter.